One of USC’s top quarterback targets for 2021, Colten Gauthier of Dacula, GA, was back for his fifth visit with the Gamecocks Thursday. But with Mike Bobo now the quarterbacks coach replacing Dan Werner who originally offered Gauthier, it was like starting the process over as Gauthier and Bobo develop their relationship.
“I was at the quarterbacks meeting at 7:00 AM with Coach Bobo and the quarterbacks,” Gauthier said. “I went to practice and watched in the indoor facilities. I was able to watch Bobo coach and install the new offense. I also spoke with Coach (Will) Muschamp, Ryan Hilinski and Luke Doty for a awhile after practice on the field. I also met with the new strength coach and staff.”
After all of that, Gauthier got a chance for some sit down time with Bobo and Muschamp to catch up on things with his recruiting.
“I met with Coach Bobo for two hours and talked about life and football,” he said. “And I met with Coach Muschamp and Bobo In Muschamp’s office for about an hour and discussed how interested they are. I am a top priority. I told them they are definitely a top school and I’m looking to make a decision soon.”
Gauthier said his next visit will be to UCF March 20th. He has added recent offers from Indiana, Iowa, Rutgers, Florida State and Arkansas. His previous visits before USC was to Ole Miss just before the dead period and to Auburn last Sunday.
Gauthier also has visited Clemson twice and he said he still hears from the Tigers but has not been offered.